Pale Baywing / Agelaioides fringillarius

Pale Baywing / Agelaioides fringillarius

Pale Baywing

SCI Name:  Agelaioides fringillarius
Protonym:  Icterus fringillarius Av.Sp.Nov.Brasil. 1 p.67 pl.65
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Icteridae /
Taxonomy Code:  bawcow3
Type Locality:  in campis Minas Geraïs
Publish Year:  1824
IUCN Status:  


(Icteridae; Ϯ Greyish Baywing A. badius) Genus Agelaius Vieillot, 1816, blackbird; Gr. -οιδης -oidēs  resembling; "III.—Genus DOLICHONYX, Swainson.   ...   2. Agelaioides.   2. DOLICHONYX BADIUS, (Vieillot.)  Agelaius badius, Vieill. Nouv. Dict. xxxiv. p. 535, (1819.)  Icterus fringillarius, Spix, Av. Bras. i. p. 68, (1824.)   ...   3. DOLICHONYX FUSCIPENNIS, nobis.  ...  This bird and the immediately preceding D. badius, present some structural characters, which entitle them to be arranged with nearly equal propriety in either Agelaius or in Dolichonyx, but I think not in Molothrus.*   /   *DOLICHONYX MELANCHOLICUS, (Linnæus.)  Oriolus melancholicus, Linn. Syst. Nat. i. p. 180, (1758.)  Edwards' Birds, pl. 85.  Judging from the figure and description of Edwards, I suspect that this is a third species of the same subgroup of Dolichonyx as D. badius and D. fuscipennis, (above described,) and at present unknown to naturalists." (Cassin 1866); "Agelaioides Cassin, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 1866, p. 15—type, by subs. desig. (Sclater, Ibis, 1884, p. 3), Agelaius badius Vieillot." (Hellmayr, 1937, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. X, p. 54).
Synon. Demelioteucus.

● Late Med. L. fringillarius  sparrowhawk, hobby; "The Fringillarius I guess to be the Hobby of the English" (Turner 1544) (syn. Accipiter nisus).
● Mod. L. fringillarius  finch-like  < L. fringilla  finch. “Corpus magnitudine coloreque Fringillae, subtus pallide rufescens, foeminae canescens” (von Spix 1824) (Agelaioides).
● Mod. L. fringillarius  finch-like  < L. fringilla  finch. "FAUCON FRINGILLAIRE.  ... Taille, six à sept pouces" (Drapiez 1824) (Microhierax).